Preview: Egypt's handball team to face Sweden, swimmer Ramadan eyes first ever final

Egypt are eyeing their first ever Olympic medal in handball

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 29 Jul 2021
Egypt s Handball team
Egypt s Yehia Ekderaa, center, tries to score during the men s Preliminary Round Group B handball match between Japan and Egypt at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP

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The Egyptian men's handball team are scheduled to face Sweden in the 4th matchday of Preliminary Round Group B early on Friday as they are bidding to continue in their headstrong run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Pharaohs are 3rd in Group B with 4 points after claiming two victories over Portugal and Japan, and one loss against World Champions Denmark.

The game is scheduled to start at 09:15, Cairo local time (GMT+2).

Egypt are eyeing their first ever Olympic medal in handball.

Regarding swimming, Egyptian swimmer Youssef Ramadan will participate in the semifinals of the Men's 100m Butterfly event early on Friday at 03:30, Cairo local time (GMT+2).

The 19-year-old Ramadan finishing 2nd in Heat 5 of the Men's 100m Butterfly event in 51.67 seconds to end 14th in the overall ranking on Thursday.

The Egyptian swimmer broke his own record, 51.83 seconds, while participating in the Tokyo Games on Thursday after finishing in 51.67 seconds.

Swimmer Farida Osman will have a chance for redemption when she takes part in the women's 50m freestyle event at 12:28 Cairo local time (GMT+2).

The 26-year-old Osman narrowly failed to reach the semis of the women's 100m butterfly event last week but can make amends on Friday.

Swimmer Ali Khalafallah will compete in the Men's 50m freestyle competition on Friday as well.

Marwan El-Kamash will also compete in the Men’s 1500m freestyle at 12:50 Cairo local time (GMT+2) on Friday.

In sailing, Kholoud Mansy will participate in Race 9 and 10 of the Laser Radial Women event at 05:05 and 07:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2) respectively.

Egyptian rower Abdel-Khalek El-Banna will compete in the final of Single Sculls Men on Friday at 01:55 Cairo local time (GMT+2).

In sailing, Aly Badawy will also compete in Race 9 and 10 of the Laser Men event.

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